As one of the key nodes in Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s network of river ports in China, Keppel Logistics Foshan Sanshui Port in Guangdong, China handles more than 175,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container traffic annually.
Similar to most mediumsized ports, once unloaded from vessels, intermodal cargo containers within the yard are handled by reach stackers – purposebuilt heavy duty vehicles for transporting and stacking the containers. The port ’s operations capabilities recently received a boost, as Keppel Logistics completed the installation of two Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMGs) in July 2016.
Each RMG is capable of stacking up to 975 more TEUs in container capacity, 47% higher than what is achieved by a traditional reach stacker. Additionally, by operating overhead, the RMGs reduce the need for the wide pathways that reach stackers normally require to manoeuvre.
With the new RMGs complementing the reach stackers, Keppel Logistics has been able to expand the port’s total yard capacity for laden containers by more than 30%.
Keppel Logistics Foshan Sanshui Port completed the final touches on its Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMGs) in July 2016. The improved efficiencies from the installation of the RMGs expanded total yard capacity for laden containers by more than 30%